Teresa Molina, PhD, LCSW 

Teresa Molina, PhD, LCSW (co-founder), is a peer in recovery since 1989. As part of her recovery journey, Teresa became a social work clinician and researcher. Teresa came to Utah in 2006, where she has worked with Salt Lake residents in different capacities. Her research interests are mental health, substance use and community practice for recovery. Teresa’s research dissertation focused on recovery from intimate abuse among Latinas in Utah. She has volunteered as an instructor for NAMI Utah, Latino Behavioral Health Services, and refugee background mutual assistance organizations. Teresa has a strong experience working in Mexico and Utah with individuals, families, and local communities for recovery awareness, empowerment, and recovery. Teresa has an appointment as an assistant professor/lecturer at the College of Social Work, where she currently teaches the Honor’s College Praxis Lab in Culture and Mental Health and the Block U class Arts and Advocacy. Teresa is a member of South Valley Services boards, NAMI Latino de Utah task force, and the Salt Lake County CODA Health Subcommittee. Teresa earned her Ph.D. and MSW degrees from the University of Utah; her MBA degree from Lake Superior State University, and her BS in Economics at UNAM